Definition: In social care teminology, the process whereby the needs of an individual are identified alongside their impact on independence, daily functioning and quality of life so that appropriate care, health or other services can be planned. It aims to identify and explore the many issues connected with a person's needs and should include all relevant viewpoints. It should be self-contained and time-limited, culminating in the clear identification of needs and the objectives for how these needs will be met.

Category: Adult Social Care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms

Service descriptions mentioning the term Assessment

Alstrom syndrome support group - (Alstrom Syndrome UK)Service

Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them. This includes a forum, help with gaining access to medical assessments with doctors who have expertise in Alström Syndrome, quarterly medical screening clinics and a newsletter.
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IT Training from UCanDoIT - (UCanDoIT)Service

IT training for disabled people, with the emphasis on internet and email skills. Training is given on a one to one basis in your own home and on your own computer. You arrange lesson times with your tutor - this can be in the evenings or at weekends. You first have an assessment with your tutor, then you will have 10 sessions which last between 1½ to 2 hours each - usually one lesson a week. Your tutor will also come back to see you 9 months after your course has ended to check progress.
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IT Support for disabled people - (AbilityNet)Service

AbilityNet offers a range of free services to enable disabled people to make use of assitive technologies. These include free factsheets, a telephone helpline and an on-line assessment tool.
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Welfare benefits - (Sight Cymru)Service

Welfare rights assistance to vision impaired people in several regions. Assessments are done at someone's home or office, and the service is to help complete forms, find supporting evidence and assistance to take to tribunal if necessary.
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Workplace Assessments - (Visualise Training and Consultancy)Service

We carry out holistic workplace and work-based assessments for visually impaired, hearing impaired and dyslexic employees in the workplace.
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Sense Usher Service - (Sense UK)Service

The Sense Usher Service specialises in the field of Usher syndrome and supports people with Usher, their families and professionals. Support covers advice, assessments, training, mentoring and professional support.
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